That didn’t stop “Pharma Bro” and convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli—infamous for raising the price of toxoplasmosis drug Daraprim by 5,000%—barely five days out of prison from hopping on a Twitter Space and divulging his views on crypto.
Shkreli called Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin “full of shit” for his theory of the blockchain trilemma—a theory in which blockchain networks must make compromises in attempting to simultaneously balance security, scalability, and decentralization.
He called generative NFT collections like CryptoPunks and Bored Apes “retarded,” and said Web3 is just a “buzzword.”
The 39-year-old former hedge fund manager also denied that he was behind the Shkreli Inu shitcoin, though he claims to have received half the supply.
Elsewhere, Nick Johnson, a lead developer at Ethereum Name Service (ENS), announced on Monday that it’s been a record month. ENS is the blockchain equivalent of the Domain Name System, allowing users to register memorable wallet addresses composed of handpicked words, rather than the unwieldy string of random letters and numbers that traditionally characterize blockchain addresses.
May is now an All Time High for every single ENS metric we track – registrations, renewals, revenue (ETH & USD) and income (ETH & USD).